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|The island of Lesbos or Lesvos in Greece|
Lesvos is the largest island in the eastern Aegean Sea and one of the largest islands of Greece as a whole. Lesbos is not overwhelmed by the mass-tourism and outside the tourist centers such as Molyvos, one can find wonderful peaceful and quiet places. Even in Molyvos it was very quiet out of high season and we found the main beach as good as empty.
The island of Lesbos is characterized by its architecture, its beautiful bays and clean beaches. There is a very diverse nature and on Lesbos you can spot very special birds. The petrified forest in Sigri is unique in the world and definitely worth a visit, just like the coastal villages of Petra and Molyvos. Lesbos has some fascinating museums, that you definitely should not skip, such as the archaeological museum with finds from the prehistoric period. Art lovers should visit Teriade Museum of Modern Art, where work can be seen by Picasso, Matisse and Miro.
In many places on the island of Lesbos you can also find remnants of the ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine periods. In short: for lovers of nature, art, culture and nature and for lovers of beautiful beaches there is plenty to do and enjoy.
Lesbos is big enough to visit for a few weeks and tour around to see the various sights, museums, villages and beaches. If you visit the island is almost impossible to see everything in 1 time, so a good reason to return again to discover new places and revisit old ones. The villages are all different, have a beautiful architecture and have something for everyone. if you want to shop you go to the main town of Mytilene, and for the beaches you go to the west and south of the island. The west of the island and around the bays of Gera and Kalloni the nature is very green and in the west around Skala Eressos the landscape is rather intimidating and mountainous, but certainly no less beautiful. On Lesbos there are many different and unusual birds and many turtles walk through the landscape, but also swim in the lakes and rivers.
|Villa La Skala (former Villa La Passione) - Skala Eressos|
One of my favorite villages is Skala Eressos in the west, situated in a dramatic and the most beautiful bay of the island, and with a gorgeous beach (on one part nudism is allowed). In this village you can totally and completely relax, because it is far away from all the noise that you find in thet tourist centers. The streets of the town of Skala Eressos which border the beach are closed to all cars, making it quiet and safe to walk. More importantly you do not have to worry about the safety of your children. The town ends at the beach road but cafes and restaurants have built bamboo covered decks that extend out on to the sand so you can sit in the shade and watch your kids playing in the Aegean and not be more than a few feet away.
we stayed with the always good spiritted and helpful Nikolaos, who rents out a house on a very quiet location in the village, close to the beach. In this house there are three large apartments, each with a minimum of two bedrooms, and they all have a a very cozy veranda. All you really need to bring is your toothbrush, because the apartments come with all the luxury and style imaginable: not just airconditioning and satelite tv, but also a toaster, a coffee machine and a completely utelized kitchen.
Nikolaos doesn't care if you come alone, as a couple or with a whole group, and the prices are so good, there is no need to go anywhere else, because starting at 65 euro (in 2007) you already have a complete house that can accommodate 5 people. Go there!!
Tel: +30 6945 876765, +30 6944 602080, Villa's Tel: +30 22530 52100 Fax: +30 210 6042450
|Lesbos Island - Hotel Gera's Olive Grove holiday houses|
The Gulf of Gera is one of the most quiet and unspoilt parts of the island of Lesbos and it is a bit off the beaten track. On it's shores you will find small beaches surrounded by pine tree forests, sometimes with a primitive taverna or a small old church. This part of the island is s good destination for people that want to avoid large hotels and tourism and escape to a place where there is peace and quiet.
Within a beautiful landscape of olive groves, this traditional guest house offers beautifully appointed accommodation with its own farm and animals, a private fishing boat and fresh produce from its own land. Gera's Olive Grove has3 self-catering lodges that combine rustic charm with modern luxuries. Enjoy spacious rooms with marble and wooden furnishings. There are plenty of outdoor dining areas at Gera's Olive Grove, perfect for enjoying the fresh food made with the farm's own produce by local housewives. Enjoy the natural surroundings of the herb gardens and daily farm life. The family at Gera's Olive Grove is happy to help organize tours of Gera and Lesvos Island and also have a private fishing boat, which is used as transport as well as for fishing trips. Children will love spending time around the farm and helping with the animals. The environment is safe for them to play in and enjoy the fresh country air. They can also enjoy learning about growing herbs and making their own food from fresh and natural products.
Hire a car from Gera's Olive Groveand further explore the unspoilt area of Gera. The guesthouse also offers free private parking.
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|Lesbos Island - Vatera Beach|
Vatera is a village in the south of Lesbos Island, a little over 50 kilometers from the main town Mytilini. The village has about 8 kilometers of uninterrupted sandy beach. This is one beach that seems to extend forever and kilometers of it are as good as deserted, so it also offers something good for those of us that prefer a little privacy. This is by far the best beach that I have seen on the entire island! Because the village is in the south, it is protected from the northern winds that usually come in August and September. Vatera Beach has been awarded the Blue Flag for its clean waters. The area around Vatera invites you for making walks through its beautiful surroundings, to enjoy the nature and several archeological sights. The town of Vatera itself stretches a couple kilometers and is made up of some really nice tavernas, some Italian restaurants, several small bars, and a few shops. It's a place perfect for families, for relaxation and a perfect place for watching sunsets while enjoying a coffee or an early ouzo. The best way to get to Vatera is to take the road to Polychnitou that begins on the main Mytilini road near the gulf of Yera, or if you are coming from Eressos or Molyvos take the road that begins in the eastern part of the gulf of Kaloni. This is a beautiful trip along the gulf and through forests, olive groves, villages and farms.
|Vatera Beach on Lesbos - Madonna Studios and Apartments|
Madonna Studios and Apartments is centrally located, 150 meters from Vatera beach at its most central point, the signs junction. From Madonna it will take you 2 min. to walk to the beach and 5 min. to walk to the shops, tavernas and bars, lining the esplanade. Travelling on the main road from Vrisa to Vatera and just before you reach the beach, there is a small crossroads. You turn left and the property rises before you, holding a vantage point over the bay of Vatera. It is sign posted with a large reflector sign at the right side of the cross roads, with a red arrow pointing to your left, clearly visible as you approach the last 100 m to the beach, and smaller signs at the border and gate of the property. You just cannot miss it now, even at night!
This attractive complex opened in 1990 and is run as a family business. In the beginning it operated as self-catering accommodation for independent Greek and International holidaymakers. In the late 90?s it experienced a very successful three-year period with a well-known UK Tour Operator, but for the last five years a conscious choice was made to revert to its old client group of Independent Holidaymakers and it has done so very successfully. The property has been constantly improved over the years, to keep up with modern trends and requirements. As from late 2004 it has the facilities to provide the Hotel type services of reception, breakfast room, licensed bar, Internet Caf?sale of tobacco, guides, maps, postcards, stamps safety boxes in the rooms and as always nothing is too much trouble for the obliging English speaking owners, Dimitra and Vaios. Prices for the studio's and apartments are cheap and breakfast can be included for 5 euro a day per person (2006).
Tel +30-252-61120/121, Fax + 30 22520 61821 - Send an e-mail to Madonna Studios
|Vatera Beach - Aphrodite Hotel - directly at the sandy beach of Vatera in Lesbos|
Aphrodite Vatera hotel is among the most attractive, modern and contemporary hotels of Lesvos.It is built on the beach on the seafront of Vatera, the most majestic beach of Lesvos and over 10 km long.The hotel rooms are very well furnished, including air-conditioning, with sea or mountain view.The hotel's restaurant serves delicious, traditional cuisine.The hotel also has a delightfully outdoor taverna on the seafront making it a favorite spot for the pleasure-seeker
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|Anaxos Beach - Anessis Studios - Anaxos Beach, Lesbos|
This charming, family-run complex is centrally located on the main street of Anaxos that connects the villages of Petra and Skoutaros. The beautiful sandy beach can be accessed via a small path, and the pleasant stroll takes about 10 minutes. Close to the beach you will find a selection of tavernas, cafes and supermarkets. The bus stop is just 50 metres away from Anessis Studios, and from here you can take a trip to Petra, Molyvos or Eftalou. Feel free to ask the friendly staff about any excursion you wish to take. Highly recommended is a visit to the village of Lafiona at the mountain.
A stay in this quiet location will revitalise you. Dip in the divine waters of the blue flag beach and feel your cares drift away. The village of Anaxos is on the north part of Lesvos island, approximately 70 km away from the capital of the island called Mytilene, where the port and the airport of the island are. Daily the connection of the island is held on from the port through ferries to Pireaus and through the airport to Athens (the capital city of Greece) or Thessaloniki (the second biggest city in Greece) or other European cities with charter flights that are on the everyday program, especially the period of April-October which is the summer period. Anaxos is easy and low cost for somebody to reach while he can use the daily scheduled time table of bus services from Mytilene to Anaxos or during his vacations he can visit the nearest villages to Anaxos which are Petra and Mithimna with the local bus services or by using a taxi. Anaxos village is the ideal destination for visitors that they really want to enjoy their vacations because is a place that is not effected from mass tourism and is counted as PURE place. Provides tranquility, stillness and rest. The fantastic clean water of the sea and the sandy beach (which is the best of the area) 1 km long, will make you restless on watching the sunset or during the day the joy of the reflections from the sunbeams on the beach will make you love being here. The blue flag that this beach possess is a proof of these been mentioned before. As far as food and beverages are concerned the variety of taverns (with fine fish) and cafes will fulfill your gastronomic anxieties, always with low cost.
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|The town of Molyvos or Mithymna on the island of Lesbos in Greece|
Mithymna, or Molyvos as it is also called, in the north of the island of Lesbos is a very special and beautiful town and the first view of it is overwhelming. The town has about 1500 inhabitants and is situated 53 kilometers north of the capital Mitilini. Molyvos is situated on a small mountain topped by a dramatic medieval castle from the Byzantine period. Under the rule of Genua it was later extended and renovated. The original castle which this one replaced, was conquered by none other then Achilles during the Trojan war. There are still ancient ruins scattered around the town including impressive walls and a few giant holes where archaeologists have begun their slow work. The town of Molyvos itself is built against a steep hill and consists of stone houses with red tiled roofs, and shops which surround the castle and follow the coast to one of the most beautiful harbors in Greece. Molyvos attracts more tourists than anywhere else on the island, but it's still relatively quiet compared to certain other destinations in the Cyclades, Crete or Rhodes. The busy and cozy port of Molyvos is its most appealing feature, with sailboats and fishingboats in all shapes, sizes and colours. The main street of Molyvos that goes up the hill to the castle is made of cobbled stones and shaded with vines. It will lead you to the museums, shops, supermarkets, restaurants and some galleries before you reach the castle of Molyvos. In the heart of Molyvos you can find a nice pebble beach, that received an EU Blue Flag, and there are several other great beaches nearby, like Eftalou Beach (3km), Psiriara Beach, a long sandbeach next to the Molyvos main beach (with an option for naturists at the end of the beach), and Petra Beach (5km).
|Nassos Guesthouse in Molyvos on Lesbos|
The Nassos Guest House is situated on the beautiful island of Lesvos. As third largest islands of all the Greek islands, Lesvos offers much scope for exploration and is very welcoming and friendly to visitors. The Nassos Guest House is situated in the middle of picturesque Molivos (Mythimna) village, half way down from the castle (on top of the hills) and offers stunning views across the village rooftops and across the bay towards the sea. This is a good option for people that would like to stay in a small scaled place instead of one of the bigger hotels in Molyvos. The house was built around 1900 and the first owner was a Turkish doctor. In the sixties it was established as the first Guest House serving the northern part of the island. Since then many enduring friendships have begun at the Nassos Guest House.
The house is not only perfect for individuals or couples but, can also cater for larger families or groups. We can take exclusively bookings for up to eighteen people. The Guest House offers eight rooms in total, two of which are spacious enough to accommodate three people comfortably. Nassos Guesthouse is open all year around.
Tel +30 6942046279 Fax +302253071641 - Send an e-mail to Nassos Guesthouse
|Molyvos - Pension The Schoolmistress with the Golden Eyes - very cheap accommodation|
Situated close to Mithymna's market, this great-value pension is named after the lover of famous Greek writer Stratis Myrivilis and offers magnificent panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. The Schoolmistress with the Golden Eyes is a family-run pension, in the heart of Mithymna, in Lesvos Island. It shares its name with the title of Stratis Myrivili's popular book and was once the home of its main character, Myrivili's lover Stella. It's location at the top end of Mithymna's cobbled street allows you to enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Aegean Sea, Molivos Bay and the port from your balcony. You are also close to Mithymna's vibrant market. Spend the day exploring the charming cobbled streets and visiting the local shops and taverns. In the evening, head back to The School Mistress with the Golden Eyes and relax with a drink on your balcony and enjoy your stunning scenery.
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|Lesbos Hotels - Imerti Resort Hotel in Skala Kallonis|
Enjoying a peaceful location in Kalloni, Imerti Resort Hotel is set amidst beautiful gardens and offers spacious accommodation and excellent entertainment facilities, including arcade games and scuba diving lessons. Every room is designed and appointed with your comfort in mind. Prepare meals in your fully equipped kitchenette and enjoy views of Kalloni from your private balcony. Imerti Resort also provides free wireless internet access so you can check your emails. You can also use the free internet corner. Enjoy a great start to the day with a tasty buffet breakfast. Relax around Imerti's lush gardens and enjoy a swim in the large outdoor pool. There are arcade games available for entertaining the whole family. If you prefer to burn off energy, Imerti Resort can arrange for you to take scuba diving lessons. Afterwards, treat yourself to a soothing massage. Imerti Resort Hotel is close to Kalloni's large modern market. One of the most important nature reserves of Lesvos also surrounds Kalloni, making it an ideal base for outdoor adventures.
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|Pyrgi Thermi - Thermi, Lesvos Inn Resort - Spa Hotel|
Situated in Thermi, close to the thermal baths and St Raphael's convent, this beautiful resort offers comfortable accommodation with excellent spa facilities and benefits including free wireless internet and parking. Lesvos Inn enjoys a scenic location surrounded by the beautiful olive groves of Thermi. Enjoy spacious and well-presented rooms with modern amenities and lovely views to the sea or olive groves. Benefit from free wireless internet access throughout the hotel. Enjoy a great start to the day with a tasty breakfast. Spend the day exploring your magnificent surroundings and visit the historic thermal baths, dated back to 1200 BC. Soak up the sun around the swimming pool or pamper yourself with a professional treatment at Lesvos Inn's serene spa area. After a relaxing massage, treat mind and body to a soothing Jacuzzi or time in the sauna. The port of Mytilene is just 5 minutes away from Lesvos Inn Resort and the airport is 15 minutes away, making it a convenient and picturesque location. Free transfer is available from the hotel to the city and from city to the hotel.
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|Lesbos Hotels - Sellados Villas, luxury accommodation in Plomari Lesbos|
Sellados Villas are three luxurious traditional new built stone villas near the coast with swimming-pool, at the quiet side of St. Isidoros, the most cosmopolitan beach of Lesvos Island. Old ages will be brought back in mind, but at the same time even the most demanding customers will be satisfied, due to their conveniences and comforts of modern life. They are the ideal place for family holidays, surrounded by olive trees and they allocate splendid view over the Aegean Sea. They offer privacy and luxury comforts as an amazing swimming pool, a modern fully equipped kitchen-dining room, a living-room with fireplace and sprawl-able couch, two wonderful bedrooms in different floors, cradle, three luxurious bathrooms e.g. You can enjoy your breakfast at your comfortable furnished verandas, under the pergolas enjoying the view of the immense light blue and you can have a cool bath in the swimming pool or the sea. There is a garden in a beautifully shaped outer space and a comfortable car-park.
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|Ikies Small Elegant Houses, Neapoly, Lesbos|
Ikies Small Elegant Houses is ideally located on the coastline of Neapoly, Mytinini, very close to MJT - Mytilene Airport. The complex consists of standard rooms, villas with jakuzzi and a suite with private outdoor pool. All rooms include plasma TVs and a balcony with a view to the pool, to thesurrounding village and the sea. Breakfast is served in the rooms. Guests can enyoy beverages by the pool, have free Wi-FI internet throughout the property and make use of free parking facilities.
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|Toula Apartments in Petra - good reviews, cheap and directly at the beach|
Offering fantastic views of the sea and beautiful sunsets, these apartments are situated in the enchanting area of Petra, close to the town centre. Toula offers modern facilities with a family atmosphere. Also, 50 metres away there is a swimming pool where guests can take a refreshing dip. The high standards combined with the pleasant and friendly environment make it the ideal accommodation for couples and families longing for a pleasant escape. Friendly personnel are at your disposal 24 hours a day.
The architecture of the Apartment Toula is in complete harmony with the history and natural beauty of the region. Petra is one of the most beautiful (and famous for its long sandy beach) towns of Lesvos (Lesbos) island.
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|Kyparisis Beach Houses in Mystegna on Lesbos island|
Few places in Greece, the Aegean, or even Lesvos, have this kind of view, the tiny picturesque fishing harbour to the left, and then across the straits of Toukmakia to the purple hills of Asia Minor. Just open the door and walk straight out on to the beach at magical Skala Mystegna. And what a beach it is - the beautiful white pebbles, truly crystal blue waters of the Aegean, without the crowds.
The Kyparissis Beach houses (two to choose from) offer a special kind of seclusion - it's as if the beach is your own. These stylish new two storey villa-apartments have a touch of luxury and have been decorated with care.
The properties are accessed directly from the unspoilt pebble beach. Their main entrances lead into a spacious open plan living/dinning area, tastefully decorated in a simplistic Hellenic style with a smooth cool stone floor. Double balcony doors open onto a terrace, giving direct access onto the beach. The fireplaces take care of any early/late/out of season chills and air conditioning cools the summer heat. Television/ music system are provided. Adjoining is the kitchen where all 21st Century kitchen conveniences (oven, microwave, etc.) are carefully placed so as not to detract from the overall traditional simplicity of the design. They have everything you require for self-catering and more, and that wonderful view of the Aegean just beyond the window sill.
Each house has two stylish designed bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and their own air conditioning units. One bedroom has a spacious double bed and the other has twin beds that can be pushed together if needed. All bedrooms have their own balcony doors from which one can view that fabulous fabulous view. Bed linen, bath towels and beach towels are all provided.
Tel +30 6944121297 - Send an e-mail to Kyparisis Beach Houses